A Healthy Dose
Almost two decades of writing on natural health from our monthly newsletters, and the Debra's braintrust. A deep dive into herbs, vitamins, and common sense.
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tonic medicine chest
tonic medicine chest
Apr 2022

Want to optimize health and vigor — subjective and objective wellbeing? We’ll talk about ginseng, shizandra berries, deer antler velvet, cordyceps and reishi mushrooms. How they work, and how to use them.

Apr
2022
healthy food salad bowl
Apr 2022

Most of us are just tired.  It’s the times and more. Many of us grab a cup of coffee for breakfast. A donut if willpower is weak. Many of us live on fast foods. We get up each morning, go to work, come home, go to bed. We manage, but never feel great. And while coffee, sugar and other stimulant

Apr
2022
a self portrait of Vincent Van Gogh
Oct 2021

(This is a slight retooling of an article originally published in 2017). Migraines aren’t just bad headaches. They’re “special” headaches. In addition to the headache itself, migraine sufferers can experience neurologic symptoms like sensitivity to smell and sound, digestive distress, mood disturbances, and stiff neck. These symptoms may occur hours or days before the headache; when the headache comes, these

Oct
2021
apple cider vinegar
Jul 2021

From Hippocrates and Sung Tse, to WWII and finally our own Debra. We sing the praises of this most humble of remedies.

Jul
2021
Nov 2020

Anxiety is nothing now. Neither is herbal medicine for treating it. We’ll talk about CBD, of course, but ginseng, and Chinese medicine

Nov
2020
Cinnamon Buns
Sep 2020

Heart disease? Overweight? Low energy? Cognitive dysfunction? The body’s inability to process blood sugar is central to all of them.

Sep
2020
Bacon and Eggs Face
Aug 2020

For decades now, we’ve questioned how much cholesterol mattered — or if it even mattered at all. Newer research helps crystallize our understanding. Plus: SCANDALOUS misrepresentation of the science!

Aug
2020
Tribulus plant
Jul 2020

It’s hard to turn on the television these days without seeing ads for drugs to treat “Low T.” Well, where there’s a drug, there’s usually also an herb.

Jul
2020
Smoothies
Jun 2020

Nutrition for brain development, immune health, growth, and digestion — all in a delivery system that brightly colored, delicious, and easy to make (and clean up after)!

Jun
2020
A Coronovirus Micrograph
Feb 2020

This is a slight reworking of an article I wrote in early February and published last month. The biggest thing I’ve reworked is the title. That original title (again, written in early Feb) was “Is the Coronavirus Coming to Get You?” And if you read that now and cringe, trust me, your author does too.  It seems remarkably

Feb
2020
Feb 2020

Sore calves, sleep deprivation, and serious pain. Leg cramps are no joke! Debra shares some simple fixes to this common problem.

Feb
2020